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Mark Longo, Big Data and Analytics Strategy, Cisco
Cisco has been partnering with Hortonworks to provide an industry leading platform for enterprise Hadoop deployments. The Cisco UCS solution for Hortonworks Data Platform is based on the Cisco UCS Common Platform Architecture for Big Data – a popular platform for Data Lakes widely adopted across major industry verticals, featuring single connect, unified management, advanced monitoring capabilities, seamless management integration and data integration (plumbing) capabilities with other enterprise application systems based on Oracle, Microsoft, SAS, SAP and others.
The joint solution is available in three reference architectures, Performance-Capacity Balanced, Capacity Optimized and Capacity Optimized with Flash – all support up to 10 racks at 16 servers each without additional switches. Scaling beyond 10 racks (160 servers) can be implemented by interconnecting domains using Cisco Nexus 6000/7000/9000 series switches, scalable to thousands of servers and to hundreds of petabytes storage, and managed from a single pane using the Cisco UCS Central.